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Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave & Peek

129 E. Tryon Street

P.O. Drawer 1529

Hillsborough, NC 27278


919.732.2196 phone
919. 732.7997 fax

Criminal Defense

Criminal charges carry a variety of implications and uncertain consequences. Working through the process of your defense can seem overwhelming. With the right attorney you can not only ensure that your rights are protected, but you can secure the best results for your circumstances. Our team of criminal defense attorneys includes over 50 years of experience defending every type of charge from simple misdemeanors to serious felonies. Let us put our experience to work for you.


Sam Coleman

Sam Coleman is well known and respected among criminal lawyers not only in Orange County, but statewide.

Sam has successfully defended his clients for more than 15 years; his quick intellect and charming personality have fostered a strong working relationship with the Courts and the local legal community.

Sam stands ready to wield an array of intellectual and legal tools to defend your rights and freedom.

Alonzo B. Coleman, Jr.

As retired District Court Judge, Lonnie knows the law and understands the intricacies of the criminal process. Since leaving the bench, Lonnie has joined his son to represent our clients and ensure that their rights are protected.

His near 50 years of legal experience have given him a wealth of knowledge regarding various subjects and has helped him to create a network of professionals which can aid in our clients’ defense.

Lonnie has also dedicated significant time to the mastery of the Spanish language and is ready to defend clients in both English and Spanish.

To make an appointment to discuss Criminal Defense cases and questions:

Diane Dees

Diane handles all of Sam and Lonnie's scheduling and ready and willing to set-up a time for your meeting. Diane has worked with our firm for 10 years and understands the significance of timeliness in your defense. Call her today for your appointment:

(919)732-1210 |

Lisa Gammon

Lisa has been working with our criminal defense team to ensure that our clients’ calls and concerns are addressed in a timely fashion. Lisa has been with the firm for nearly 30 years and has vast experience in understanding and addressing legal situations as circumstances necessitate. For non-scheduling matters regarding your criminal case, Lisa can be reached at:

(919)732-1214 |